How COVID-19 Struck a Blow to Women and Their Careers

New York City Bar
How COVID-19 Struck a Blow to Women and Their Careers and Recommended Strategies to Recover (OnDemand)
Originally held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Program Fee:

Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
New Jersey: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
California: 1.0 Elimination of Bias
Pennsylvania: 1.0 Professional Responsibility
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Newly admitted New York attorneys
(attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn CLE credit in the category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.


Panelists with a rich variety of backgrounds will address the negative impacts of COVID-19 on women and caregivers, and the ways in which the pandemic has exacerbated existing gender-based discrimination in the workplace.

As primary caregivers for their children and loved ones, many women have been required to stay home and provide care to other family members when no other care was available during the pandemic (e.g. for school-aged children who were remote learning or otherwise unable to attend daycare or school in person). Some of these women were unjustly terminated from their positions or faced other consequences in the workplace as a result. In addition to discussing these impacts, the CLE will review key legislation, such as the Family First Act legislation, and some of the key cases under which women have sought protections.

Panelists will share their perspectives on the correct path forward, as well as the policies that they have implemented or contemplated in their own workplaces and with their clients. 

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Program Co-Chairs:
Iliana Konidaris, Managing Counsel, New York Office, The Fierberg National Law Group
Maria C. John (Program Moderator), VP, Associate General Counsel, Risk Management, The Related Companies, L.P.
Cory Lamz, Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs; Data Privacy Officer, Buoy Health, Inc.

Robin G. Frederick, Deputy GC & GVP, Global Employment Law, Gartner, Inc.
Tamika N. Hardy, Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP
Nina T. Pirrotti, Partner, Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Sex & Law, Olympias Iliana Konidaris & Farah Diaz-Tello, Co-Chairs
Women in the Legal Profession, Judith A. Archer, Chair

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